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A focus on orchids

<p>HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald</p><p>From left, Rick Kelley, Jan Jefferson and Sandra Rambaut take orchids out of pots to be mounted into trees at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens Saturday afternoon. The volunteers are part of the Hilo Orchid Society that hopes to revitalize orchids in East Hawaii and give Hilo a new reputation as the Orchid City of the U.S., instead of the rainiest city in the country. The Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale will take place Aug. 2-4 at Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-purpose Stadium.</p><p style="text-align:right;">A Sharry Baby orchid that has a chocolate sent grows at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald</p><p>Tim Brown mounts orchid plants to a tree at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on Saturday afternoon. The volunteers are part of the Hilo Orchid Society that hopes to revitalize orchids in East Hawaii and give Hilo a new reputation as the Orchid City of the U.S., instead of the rainiest city in the country. The Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale will take place Aug. 2-4 at Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-purpose Stadium.</p>

Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

 

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